2/27/2008 – Public Notices


 

NOTICE OF HEARING

IN DISTRICT COURT, BENSON COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA In the Matter of the Estate of Roy Giedd, Deceased.

Probate No. 03-08-P-02

Gladys Giedd )

Petitioner )

Roy Giedd and all other persons )

unknown interest in, or lien, or )

encumbrance upon, the property )

described in the Notice )

Respondents )

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Gladys Giedd has filed with the Judge of the District Court of Benson County, North Dakota, a Petition for Adjudication of Intestacy and Determination of Heirs in the matter of the above named Deceased, Roy Giedd.

The assets of the estate consist of, in addition to other property, an interest in the following described real estate in Benson County, North Dakota: the South Half of the Northwest Quarter, Lots Three and Four, of Section Two, Township One Hundred Fifty-one, Range Sixty-Eight (S1/2NW1/4, Lots 3 and 4, 2-151-68).

Hearing has been set to consider the Petition on the 10th day of March, 2008, at 2:30 o’clock p.m. at the Courtroom of the Benson County District Court in the City of Minnewaukan, County of Benson, State of North Dakota, at which time and place you may be heard if you wish.

Dated this 14th day of February, 2008.

/s/ James P. Wang

James P. Wang

Attorney for Petitioner

PO Box 211

110 Main St. E

Minnewaukan, ND 58351

(701) 473-5338

ID No.: 04664

(Publish Feb. 20 & 27 & March 5, 2008)


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

MINNEWAUKAN CITY COUNCIL

February 12, 2008

A regular meeting of the Minnewaukan City Council was held February 12, 2008 at 5:30 p.m. at the Minnewaukan Senior Citizens Com-munity Center. Present were Mayor Curtis Yri and council members Mark Motis, Rita Staloch, Steve Huffman and Claudette Carlson. Also present were city auditor Laura Weed and librarian Cathy Burkhardsmeier. There were approximately 50 people in attendance including representatives of the Corps of Engineers, State Water Commission, Benson County commissioners, a Ramsey County commissioner, concerned citizens and media.

A motion was made by Motis to approve the current agenda. Staloch seconded. The motion carried unani-mously.

A motion was made by Staloch to approve an update of a 205 study conducted by the US Army Corps of Engineers. The study is 100 percent funded by ACOE. Motis seconded. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Motis to approve training for Troy Backstrom March 10 through 12. Huffman seconded. The motion carried unani-mously.

A motion was made Huffman and seconded by Motis to approve the minutes of January 12, 2008 with one change requested by Carlson regarding old Highway 281. The motion carried unanimously.

Jason Lee, Benson County com-missioner, addressed the council regarding County Measure One.

A motion was made by Carlson and seconded by Huffman to approve an addendum to the Cooperation Agree-ment for the calendar year 2006 with Benson County Housing. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Carlson and seconded by Motis to approve the

2007 revised budget. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Huffman and seconded by Staloch to purchase the cell phone for Troy Backstrom. This phone was already purchased by Backstrom so the city will reimburse him the expense. The motion carried unani-mously.

A motion was made by Motis to table the agenda item on lot sales.

Staloch seconded. The motion carried unani-mously.

A motion was made by Staloch and seconded by Huffman to approve three contracts for a new heating system in the library and city office.

Two contracts are with North Country Heating. The first contract is for the electric heaters installed in the amount of $3,490.09. The second contract is for $4,389.40 for two furnaces installed. The third contract is with Johnson Electric in the amount of $4,542.84 for installing three phase electrical to run the new heaters. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Staloch approving water billing inserts for the 125th celebration. Motis seconded. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Carlson pay all bills. Motis seconded. The motion carried unanimously.

FSA-BANK BUILDING FUND

AmeriPride $125.18

DF Lighting 421.48

Huffman, S. 805.50

McQuoid’s Grocery 36.20

Otter Tail Power Co. 1,917.74

GARBAGE FUND

Double M Sanitation $2,750.00

GENERAL FUND

Benson County Sheriff $300.00

Cando Farmers Grain 596.23

Benson Co. Farmers Press 116.69

McQuoid’s Grocery 20.39

Mwkn Community Club 20.00

ND Telephone Co. 110.49

Otter Tail Power Co. 255.06

Traynor Law Firm 130.00

US Postal Service 410.00

Payroll 1,347.39

LAGOON FUND

Bank of North Dakota $1,860.00

LIBRARY FUND

Baker & Taylor $51.55

Coaches Choice 556.80

Creative Impressions 192.00

Demco 52.10

Penworthy 127.25

Payroll 711.92

STREET FUND

Benson Co. Highway Dept. $237.00

Cenex 4.93

Farmers Union Oil-DL 159.57

McQuoid’s Grocery 39.00

Otter Tail Power Co. 590.96

Payroll 2,270.39

WATER FUND

Alltel $61.88

Backstrom, T. 60.45

Cando Farmers Grain 533.11

Jemco 90.48

LaMotte’s 82.60

ND Dept. of Health 32.00

ND Rural Water 75.00

ND Sewage Pump 525.00

ND Telephone Co. 82.38

Northern Plains Electric 297.22

Otter Tail Power Co. 195.79

Service Tire, Inc. 64.95

System Control Service 335.86

TSC Store 59.05

Payroll 2,270.39

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

Laura J. Weed

City Auditor

Curtis A. Yri

Mayor


OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS

OF THE BOARD OF

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

BENSON COUNTY

NORTH DAKOTA

February 5, 2008

The Benson County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, February 5, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. Commissioners present were Dwain Brown, Curtis Hvinden, Michael N. Steffan, Lowell Haagenson and Jason Lee.

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Steffan.

A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Brown, to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of January 15, 2008. All members voted yes.

The motion carried unanimously.

Steffan commented that he talked with Bob Valeu of Sen. Dorgan’s office regarding the placement of pivots in Benson County for the irrigation project administered through the Devils Lake Basin Joint Water Resource District Board.

A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Haagenson, to issue muskrat control permits in Benson County for the year 2008. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

The board reviewed an application for gaming permit filed by the Harlow VFW. A motion was made by Haagenson, seconded by Hvinden, to grant the gaming permit. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

Morris Holen Jr., Wold Engineering, and Gene Hager, highway superintendent, met with the board to present estimates for the three upcoming seal coat projects. Holen informed the board the bid opening on the projects is set for April 18, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. at the ND DOT building in Bismarck. The increase in paving costs was discussed.

The board reviewed a letter from Wold Engineering dated January 18,

2008 regarding the engineer’s opinion of probable costs for paving the Wood-Rutten Road in Benson and Ramsey Counties.

Hager gave an update on the road signing project.

A motion was made by Haagenson, seconded by Hvinden, to approve the final plans for seal coat projects SC-0305(059), SC-0328(064) and SC-0328(065). All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

Haagenson discussed reducing the speed limit on the county roads that are used frequently by trucks. Holen suggested more clay be added to the Brinsmade road in the near future.

Ellen Huffman met with the board to present the 2008 ag report from the state tax commissioner’s office. She also presented a renewal application for the Forest Stewardship Program for property in Sec.

32 and 33 of Twp. 155, Rge. 67. A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Brown, to approve the application. Huffman gave an update on the soils program she is working on.

The board discussed implementing direct deposit for employee payroll checks. A survey will be conducted to gain input on the issue from employees.

The board discussed the process used to close Benson County offices for severe weather conditions.

Lee discussed the issue of the clinic in Maddock possibly closing. He requested notice be sent to employees to inform them they are eligible to utilize the Maddock Clinic under the BlueCross BlueShield NDPERS insurance plan.

Shelley Aabrekke, public health nurse, presented her narrative report for February 2008.

The board reviewed information from the October 23, 2007 meeting of the Lake Region District Health Unit.

At 10:30 a.m. Ardon and Reginal Herman met with the board regarding the decision the board made to not be a member of the Devils Lake Basin Joint Water Resource District Board for 2008. Ardon Herman commented that irrigation pivots were planned for Benson County residents and they may be jeopardized if Benson County does not participate in the joint water board. He requested the board reconsider its decision not to participate. Reginal Herman explained the reasons why Benson County should be a member of the joint water board. He stated the irrigation pivots would increase the tax base in Benson County. Steffan commented that the decision for placement of irrigation pivots in Benson County cannot be affected by whether or not Benson County participates in the joint water board.

The board reviewed the Agreement for Providing Services for the Director of Social Services for Benson and Towner Counties by Ramsey County dated November 1, 1997 along with Addendum A(1) to the Agreement. The board discussed the increase in wages for the social service director.

The board reviewed a letter from the Dakota Resource Council dated January 17, 2008 regarding hog farms and MRSA.

The board also reviewed a letter from the Court Facilities Improvement Advisory Committee dated February 1, 2008, regarding a grant award.

Further, the board reviewed a letter from the Upper Sheyenne River Joint Water Resource Board dated February 4, 2008 regarding the year end financial report and other issues.

Scott Knoke, Extension agent, met with the board regarding the hiring of a new secretary in his office. He discussed the possibility of getting a summer intern to assist with 4-H Achievement Days.

A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Brown, to transfer $75,000.00 from the County Poor Fund to the Social Welfare Fund. All members voted yes. The motion carried unaimously.

A motion was made by Haagenson, seconded by Lee, to transfer

$27,498.48 from the State Revenue Sharing Fund to the Road and Bridge Fund. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Brown, to approve all social welfare bills with the exception of voucher #62. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Haagenson, to pay all other county approved bills. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously. The following bills were paid:

Benson County Treasurer $79.85

Social Welfare 4,832.84

Esmond City 25.50

Farmers Union Oil-York 866.69

Farmers Union Oil 1,443.25

Institute of Local Gov 3,230.00

ND Telephone Co 202.15

Otter Tail Power Co 322.94

Benson Co Highway Dept 1,695.60

Distribution to Entities 38,649.00

Alltel 75.74

Darryl Biby 77.01

IRS 227.37

Lyndon Olson 78.90

Motorola 1,946.20

NDACE 210.00

State Tax Commissioner 118.00

Travis Anderson 103.11

Tim Finley 70.71

Wanda Teigen 776.67

Alltel 184.27

Cass County Treas 135.00

Chad’s Amoco 262.05

Garrison Diversion Dist 2,183.11

Hy-Z Wireless 86.54

Information Tech Dept 438.58

McQuoid’s Grocery 123.23

ND State Treasurer 7,963.24

Distribution to Entities 401,734.33

Distribution to Entities 44,698.28

Dean Petska 50.00

James Wang 580.00

Nationwide Retirement 20.00

Aflac 767.62

ND Telephone Co 780.03

Stones Mobile Radio, Inc 22,317.51

Job Service 2,158.56

Linda C Fish 50.00

State Tax Commissioner 547.45

State Tax Commissioner 4,328.80

Nationwide Retirement

Services 724.00

ND Public Employess

Retirement 9,015.69

Social Welfare 7,206.73

Benson Co Transportation 800.00

Clute’s Office Equipment 313.33

Minnewaukan City 99.95

Colonial 101.50

Michael Steffan 269.00

Curtis Hvinden 134.00

Jason Lee 173.15

Dwain Brown 103.40

Lowell Haagenson 161.00

Crossroads 131.79

Farmers Union Oil-Mdk 57.00

Gaffaneys 799.00

Geoland Management LLC 400.00

Gilbertson Funeral Home 410.00

Hoiberg’s 90.04

Home of Economy 27.36

JS Vending 63.88

Kmart 70.97

Leevers Super Valu 7.86

Lana Johnson 53.19

LR LEC 1,035.98

Lu Mathison 25.00

Mac’s Inc 41.59

McQuoid’s Grocery 64.66

NDACO 8,650.00

ND Co Auditors Assn 75.00

ND Clerk of Courts Assn 60.00

ND Sheriffs & Deputies

Assn 20.00

NDSU 89.00

North Star Community

Credit Union 189.85

Otter Tail Power Co 5,772.80

Peak Performance 149.50

Prairie Public 150.00

Benson Co Farmers Press 1,125.48

Public Safety Center, Inc 69.87

Sirchie Finger Print Lab 32.64

Scott Knoke 240.65

Service Tire 24.00

Universal Services 37.00

B & H Oil 8,214.02

Burqhardt, Inc 2,417.45

Butler Machine 3,739.25

Caterpillar Financial 27,498.48

Clute’s Office Equipment 90.00

Maddock City 75.50

Minnewaukan City 39.50

Farmers Union Oil-Mdk 9,131.05

GCR Tire Center 217.89

Gene Hager 130.00

Home of Economy 225.94

Hoiberg’s 333.96

Jeffrey Foss 1,000.00

Jones Brothers 3,830.88

Julie Schemionek 500.00

JS Vending, Inc 57.24

Lake Region Sheet Metal 2,520.00

Lyle Signs 13,567.50

Mac’s, Inc 144.44

Dakota Implement 123.53

Gus’s Auto Parts 42.28

NDEMA 50.00

Nodak Electric Co-op 53.84

Northern Plains Elec 70.00

Office Depot 136.13

Otter Tail Power Co 160.79

Praxair Distribution, Inc 9.01

Spirit Lake Refuse 30.00

Wal-Mart 25.18

Wanda Teigen 65.12

Jean Olson 31.04

Barry Cox 76.50

Erling Karlsbraaten 69.30

McQuoid’s Grocery 230.94

Maddock Mini-Mart 277.30

Ralph Olson 59.49

ND Game & Fish Dept 28,180.00

JANUARY 2008 NET PAYROLL

County Agent $1,043.07

Emergency Disaster 985.42

VSO 912.74

County Road 13,805.30

Social Services 25,702.80

County General 35,523.86

The board reviewed and approved the bills for the Benson County Transportation Program.

James P. Wang, state’s attorney, met with the board to discuss debris along the abandoned railroad in Broe Township. A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Lee, to have State’s Attorney Wang write a letter to the Public Service Commission on behalf of the Board of Commissioners requesting action be taken to have the railroad clean up the debris. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

The motion carried unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 11:55 a.m.

The board returned to session as Leo Walker appeared to meet with the board regarding the letter from the Dakota Resource Council dated January 17, 2008 on hog farms and MRSA. Walker questioned if MRSA can travel through water. The board recommended he contact the state health department on this issue. Walker requested minutes from the Devils Lake Task Force meetings from Michael Steffan who serves on the board.

A motion carried unanimously to re-adjourn the meeting at 12:05 p.m.

Bonnie Erickson

Benson County Auditor

Michael N. Steffan

Chairman


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

OBERON SCHOOL BOARD

January 16, 2008

A regular meeting of the Oberon School Board was held January 16, 2008. Present were Yvonne Thumb, Paula Deckert, Greg Thomas and Karen Peterson. Absent was Patricia Anderson. Also present were Principal Kenneth Ploium, Assistant Principal Damian Kennedy and Business Manager Renae Kennedy.

A motion was made, seconded and carried to approve the minutes of the December 10 meeting as read.

A motion was made, seconded and carried to accept the bills as presented. Bills are as follows:

The Dryer Guy $850.00

US FoodServices 758.15

Anthony Kennedy 25.00

Yvonne Thumb 22.35

Jeremy Ploium 50.00

Discount Magazine 449.96

Bremer Bank 900.00

Wal-Mart 72.30

Anne Blake 41.60

Renae Kennedy 14.08

Cindy Knowlen 323.33

Connie Solderholm 92.35

Mary Ellen Rue 46.18

Colin Barstad 277.05

Greg Thomas 110.82

Paula Deckert 73.88

Yvonne Thumb 184.70

Karen Peterson 147.76

Darrell’s Electric 166.67

Office Depot 144.95

Cindy Jelle-Ray 22.75

Rockford Theater 245.00

NCYI 860.84

Benson Co. Farmers Press 50.56

ND Telephone Co. 107.10

Toshiba 76.61

Staples 54.41

Stringer Systems 139.54

Center Coal 516.09

Farmers Union Oil Co. 1,567.35

Foss Trucking 932.70

Scholastic Books 37.75

Otter Tail Power Co. 340.93

Follet 100.64

City of Oberon 184.50

Damian Kennedy 95.10

Revisions of the Oberon IPP were taken to the board to review. A motion was made, seconded and carried to accept the changes.

With no 7th grade students, the third and fourth grade classes will be separated.

Anne Blake will not be coming back next year. The school district will start looking for a kindergarten teacher with a possible library minor.

A motion was made, seconded and carried to send Mr. Ploium to the administrators’ conference on January 28.

Renae Kennedy presented the year-to-date financials.

The next board meeting will be February 11 at 6 p.m.

A motion was made, seconded and carried to adjourn the meeting.

Renae Kennedy

Business Manager

 


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